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The Communist Manifesto [Kindle Edition]

Friedrich Engels , Karl Marx
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  • File Size: 178 KB
  • Print Length: 70 pages
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B0084BMGCM
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Awesome book January 27, 2014
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It's neat how something that was written so long ago still has the ability to clearly explain things that are still happening today.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
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A concept born in a simpler time used as an excuse for many things from Socialism to controlled capitalism. As with any pivotal work, one should read it for his/her self. There is always the chance of misinterpretation by an individual, but if you do not read this then you are just accepting someone's word anyway.

This is more than an economics book it is a way of life. It sounds good on paper but makes many assumptions. Instead of worrying about workability, look at the logic that is built on assumptions of that time (written, in 1848). Add this to your library.

You can pick a side (pro or con) and make a stand if you like; but look at the size of this book and realize that many people will just use the title and build their own case. You will have read the real thing.

Be sure to balance it with "The Capitalist Manifesto" by Louis O. Kelso

The Capitalist Manifesto by Louis O. Kelso and Mortimer J. Adler
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars review of product June 23, 2013
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a good and accessible edition. Print size makes reading easy and the kindle makes an essential text very available for me
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Basics of Communism and Its Effects on the Proletarian August 19, 2014
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Communist Ideology briefly explained in complex terminology. The reader is taken through the history of origination of Communism with emphasis on the need to stabilize the living standards of the people of the world under one common principle of equality.
Some basic principles of Communism like abolition of private property acquiring rights, abolition of inheritance rights and nationalization of production are worth noting down. The emergence of the powerful Bourgeois (middle class) from the feudal lordship and its dominance over a period of time leading to subjugation of the Proletarian (working class) has given a new meaning to Communist ideology.
The major aim of Communism is to raise the Proletarian to the stage of political ruling class thus overthrowing the Bourgeois supremacy. The Communists therefore support every revolutionary movement against the existing social and political order of things in the Bourgeois society.
The reader might not understand many terms used by the authors unless and until he has an idea about the economic scenario of his country. Quite complex at times and the ideology goes above the heads of many until read more than once. This hand book gives the basic idea of how a Communist Manifesto works but does not spell out much about the benefits of the ideology at large. It could have been better if some illustrations were included in between, for easy understanding.

My rating is 2.5 out of 5
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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars A must read! September 14, 2014
By Kirk
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If you love Ayn Rand, then you'll love this thing too! It's just as ranty, but even less coherent!

The people who wrote this thing must have been drunk. And got drunker as the pages went on. Seriously, this is not an ideological thing here. This thing is a real pain to get through and just really becomes a rant. They don't even lay out their ideology! I'm not kidding. If you think, "Oh, I'm gonna read this to find out what communist ideals are" you are in for a surprise!

The whole thing is a lot of complaining about how the other left wing parties are stupid or sellouts or just not real communists. Yes, the communists that wrote this thing hated on other communists in other countries. They didn't really say what policy or whatnot was the problem, they just didn't think they were real communists. What a joke.

At least Atlas Shrugged started off good before turning into a pile. And at least I knew what Ayn Rand stood for at the end of the thing. Why it had to go on and on and on and on I have no idea, but whatever.

To be fair, I guess I do know what the communists stood for. Endless complaining. No solutions.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Marx tells it like it is. Scary. March 31, 2014
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Wow.. no wonder this book was demonized! If more people will read this book: people will wake the hell up!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
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First, I did not agree with it. It is a good read in order to understand another political view point. It places little value on religion. The individual is inferior to the State. Capitalism is evil. This book is a good book to read to understand what Communism is all about. I'll read it again and take notes this time.
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7 of 10 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Enlightening June 21, 2013
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I must admit I'd never read this book. But now it is easy to understand why communism had to fail. A philosophy based mostly on rage and confused thinking. So I loved it because with a few hours of redaing, it provided me with brilliant hindsight. If you still have doubts about the feasibility of communism, read this book.
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1.0 out of 5 stars Communism is a proven failure, but a must read to understand where...
I put a 1 star because of the damage this book has done to societies the world over, but would give it 5 stars as a must read for any liberty loving individual to understand what... Read more
Published 14 days ago by S. Stringham
5.0 out of 5 stars Doing so would allow them to have a better understanding of what a...
Everyone should have a copy of this and read it at least once a year!! Doing so would allow them to have a better understanding of what a government should not be doing!!
Published 17 days ago by Amazon Customer
5.0 out of 5 stars Thought provoking ...
I had to read this for a class that I took in college. It was thought provoking and helped me understand the way things work in a capitalist society. Read more
Published 20 days ago by amyescobey
1.0 out of 5 stars One Star
Glad that we have are constitution
Published 20 days ago by nathaniel
3.0 out of 5 stars Three Stars
intresting
Published 25 days ago by David F Erwert
5.0 out of 5 stars Fast and easy
the book downloaded quickly and without problems. the text was clearly legible and the page divisions felt natural. Read more
Published 1 month ago by Nomd'plume
3.0 out of 5 stars Not what I was expecting.
OK. Not really easy to read/understand. I was a bit disappointed in this.
Published 1 month ago by Nick
3.0 out of 5 stars Three Stars
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Published 1 month ago by Peter Gallo
1.0 out of 5 stars Glad I read it as it gave me a new ...
Glad I read it as it gave me a new perspective on where communists and socialists are coming from, but since the authors were apparently morons (albeit with good intentions) I had... Read more
Published 1 month ago by Cap'n
5.0 out of 5 stars One of the greatest political literature on
Does not wait for my review. One of the greatest political literature on earth
Published 1 month ago by shyamalendu majumdar
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